Ingrown Toenails

Take care of the pain of an ingrown toenail with the help of Hana’s services at Happyfeetpod in Forest Hill, Sydenham. Providing ingrown toenail treatment and removal services to ease your struggle, an ingrown toe is incredibly painful and could lead to a variety of further conditions.

The Condition

An ingrown toenail, also known as onychocryptosis, is a painful condition of the toe. It occurs when a sharp corner or edge of the toenail digs into the skin at the end or side of the toe. Pain and inflammation at the spot where the nail curls into the skin is the first sign of this condition. You should receive treatment as soon as you can from an experienced podiatrist.

The Treatment

Hana undertakes nail surgery when medication or other forms of treatment are not enough to cure toenail ailments. To retain a normal toenail appearance, only the infected and painful parts of the toe are removed. However, there are some cases where the entire nail must be removed. The procedure is agreed between the podiatrist and the patient before any surgery or treatment is carried out.

Advice and Guidance

Don’t worry if you are unsure about the treatment, Hana is happy to provide a free diagnosis and will answer any questions about the procedure. All the toenail removal procedures involve local anaesthesia, making them painless. It’s a simple operation, and is usually carried out within an hour at the clinic. Here is a sample of the nail problems that surgery assists with:

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  • Abnormally-Shaped Nails

  • Fungal Infections

  • Infected Nails

  • Ingrown Nails

  • Involuted Nails